GRAPHIKA MANILA 2018 TITLE SEQUENCES
This title sequence plays with the concept of taking terrain detail from notable landmarks from the Philippines and fusing them with other natural features found in other parts of the world. It's something I've always imagined to be an idea worth exploring. Our character discovers spheres at each stop, all seemingly having something to do with how the topography is shaped or developed.
The piece is a figurative nod to the process of exploring and discovering ideas. On a personal level, this project comes at a time where I was craving a huge jolt in creativity. Having documented my recent road trips has expanded my desire to study scale and composition. Most importantly, it reinforced my belief that distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity.
Directed by - Eugene Gauran
Art Direction - Sasha Vinogradova and Ed Laag
Original Score - Pink $ock
Animation - Kyle Moore
A photoset from a road trip along the California Eastern Sierras provided rich reference material for the film’s tone and texture, as well as a lot of the shot and lensing decisions.
For as far as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to create a character that visually describes “keeping your head in the clouds.” The following motion tests were some explorations to see exactly that ambition come to life.